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Table 346. Current-fund expenditures and current-fund expenditures per full-time-equivalent student in degree-granting institutions, by type and control of institution: Selected years, 1970-71 through 2000-01
Control of institution and year All institutions 4-year institutions 2-year institutions
Current-fund expenditures (in millions) Current-fund expenditures per student, in constant 2006–07 dollars1 Current-fund expenditures (in millions) Current-fund expenditures per student, in constant 2006–07 dollars1 Current-fund expenditures (in millions) Current-fund expenditures per student, in constant 2006–07 dollars1
Unadjusted dollars Constant 2006–07 dollars1 Unadjusted dollars Constant 2006–07 dollars1 Unadjusted dollars Constant 2006–07 dollars1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
All institutions2                  
1970–71 $23,375 $120,120 $17,828 $21,049 $108,164 $21,021 $2,327 $11,956 $7,508
1975–76 38,903 143,201 16,887 33,811 124,457 21,093 5,092 18,743 7,267
1980–81 64,053 150,945 17,116 55,840 131,592 21,358 8,212 19,353 7,282
1985–86 97,536 182,975 20,459 85,560 160,509 25,500 11,976 22,466 8,481
1986–87 105,764 194,100 21,414 92,985 170,648 26,830 12,779 23,452 8,674
                   
1987–88 113,786 200,516 21,725 100,143 176,472 27,206 13,644 24,043 8,765
1988–89 123,867 208,644 22,045 109,141 183,839 27,586 14,726 24,805 8,859
1989–90 134,656 216,486 22,134 118,578 190,639 27,979 16,077 25,847 8,711
1990–91 146,088 222,691 22,306 128,594 196,024 28,132 17,494 26,667 8,843
1991–92 156,189 230,697 22,267 137,375 202,908 28,653 18,814 27,789 8,474
                   
1992–93 165,241 236,674 22,677 145,300 208,112 29,191 19,941 28,562 8,636
1993–94 173,351 242,020 23,380 152,164 212,440 29,833 21,187 29,580 9,156
1994–95 182,969 248,330 23,998 160,891 218,366 30,595 22,078 29,965 9,333
1995–96 190,476 251,673 24,352 166,954 220,593 30,754 23,522 31,079 9,829
                   
Public institutions                  
1970–71 14,996 77,061 15,558 12,899 66,285 19,110 2,097 10,777 7,259
1975–76 26,184 96,382 14,777 21,392 78,742 19,411 4,792 17,639 7,154
1980–81 42,280 99,635 15,000 34,677 81,720 19,652 7,602 17,916 7,212
1985–86 63,194 118,550 17,780 52,184 97,896 23,091 11,010 20,654 8,506
1986–87 67,654 124,160 18,318 56,003 102,778 23,927 11,651 21,383 8,613
                   
1987–88 72,641 128,009 18,451 60,137 105,974 24,108 12,505 22,036 8,669
1988–89 78,946 132,977 18,737 65,349 110,075 24,430 13,597 22,902 8,839
1989–90 85,771 137,893 18,706 70,865 113,929 24,661 14,906 23,964 8,709
1990–91 92,961 141,706 18,749 76,722 116,952 24,673 16,239 24,754 8,785
1991–92 98,847 146,001 18,568 81,334 120,133 25,050 17,513 25,867 8,434
                   
1992–93 104,570 149,775 18,931 86,065 123,270 25,693 18,505 26,505 8,512
1993–94 109,310 152,610 19,534 89,697 125,229 26,276 19,612 27,381 8,988
1994–95 115,465 156,712 20,132 94,895 128,794 27,117 20,570 27,918 9,199
1995–96 119,525 157,926 20,373 97,905 129,359 27,192 21,620 28,566 9,539
1996–97 125,429 161,130 20,671 103,069 132,406 27,775 22,360 28,724 9,487
                   
1997–98 132,846 167,668 21,305 109,190 137,811 28,628 23,656 29,857 9,770
1998–99 140,539 174,358 22,126 115,158 142,870 29,344 25,381 31,488 10,457
1999–2000 152,325 183,679 22,902 124,878 150,582 30,454 27,447 33,097 10,761
2000–01 170,345 198,603 24,024 140,578 163,899 32,613 29,766 34,704 10,707
                   
Private institutions2                  
1970–71 8,379 43,059 24,127 8,150 41,879 24,975 230 1,180 10,940
1975–76 12,719 46,819 23,919 12,419 45,715 24,793 300 1,104 9,727
1980–81 21,773 51,310 23,572 21,163 49,872 24,897 610 1,438 8,281
1985–86 34,342 64,425 28,310 33,376 62,612 30,473 966 1,812 8,202
1986–87 38,110 69,940 30,593 36,982 67,870 32,870 1,128 2,070 9,353
                   
1987–88 41,145 72,506 31,634 40,006 70,499 33,719 1,139 2,008 9,974
1988–89 44,922 75,667 31,962 43,792 73,764 34,176 1,130 1,903 9,104
1989–90 48,885 78,593 32,621 47,713 76,709 34,967 1,172 1,884 8,740
1990–91 53,127 80,984 33,389 51,872 79,072 35,491 1,255 1,912 9,683
1991–92 57,342 84,696 33,909 56,041 82,774 36,213 1,301 1,922 9,064
                   
1992–93 60,671 86,899 34,414 59,235 84,842 36,390 1,436 2,057 10,624
1993–94 64,041 89,410 35,214 62,466 87,211 37,033 1,575 2,198 11,942
1994–95 67,504 91,618 35,737 65,996 89,572 37,512 1,508 2,046 11,635
1995–96 70,952 93,747 36,292 69,050 91,234 37,768 1,902 2,513 15,003
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
2 Data are not available for years after 1995–96.
NOTE: Data through 1994–95 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Private college data not collected on a basis consistent with public institutions after 1995–96. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Edu­cation General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education," 1970–71 through 1985–86, "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education," 1970 through 1985; 1986–87 through 2000–01 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY86–99), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY86–99), and Spring 2001 and Spring 2002. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

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